Timescale and method for the works will be decided on 4 May

On Friday 4 May 2018, Herefordshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Regulatory Services, Councillor Barry Durkin, will decide on the timescale and method of works to improve local roads, as part of the Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund project.

The second phase of works follows last year’s major resurfacing programme carried out on the A4103 Hereford to Worcester road, the A465 Hereford to Abergavenny road, and the A438 Hereford to Brecon road. The works are made possible by a successful funding bid to the Department for Transport’s Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund.

It is proposed that the remaining works, on the A438 and A4103, to be completed over two short periods in 2018 and 2019, which will minimise disruption to road users and businesses along the routes. The works themselves would use a combination of daytime and overnight road closures, and 7 day working (including weekends).

To enable each work window to be as short as possible, an extra £0.5m would be reallocated to this £8 million project, from the additional £4.6 million that is allocated for investment in highways in the 2018/19 capital programme. It is anticipated that the completed works will bring £146m of economic benefit to Herefordshire through improved road conditions which will make the county more attractive to residents, visitors and businesses.

These works are part of an investment of more than £25m into the county’s roads and public spaces in 2018/19 which in turn will have a positive impact on the health, wealth and wellbeing of all who live, work and travel in Herefordshire.

The final decision will be taken on Friday 4 May 2018, following which details of the programme of works will be released.

Published: Monday, 30th April 2018